Brandwave and Blue Earth Summit are proud to announce the line-up of BrandLAB VIP guest mentors for this year’s event; Simon Hill Norton, Co-Founder of Sweaty Betty, Rich Philip, Brand & Marketing Director of Stance, Paul Griffiths, Managing Director of Fenix Outdoor UK Limited, Charlotte Pearce, CEO & Founder of Inkpact, Emily Dillon, Sales Director at Snow Peak and Tom Reding, Group Digital Director at Brew Dog.
The BrandLAB sessions are bespoke face-to-face mentoring sessions with the senior team (and special VIP guests) of one of the world’s leading sports marketing consultancies, Brandwave. BrandLAB is free to all Blue Earth Summit ticket holders. Spaces are limited and will be pre-bookable to delegates via the event app, which will be available to download one week in advance of the event.
Simon is the Co-Founder, former CEO, and Chair of Sweaty Betty – the iconic global British women’s activewear brand. He is currently a board member of Finisterre and ROHNE as well as a positive impact investor.
“I’m so excited to be back at the Blue Earth Summit for a second year and delighted to be working with Brandwave as a BrandLAB guest mentor. Looking forward to meeting some inspiring brands” .
Rich was until recently the Brand & Marketing Director of Stance – a brand that has globally turned socks into one of the world’s most exciting accessories in less than five years. He will shortly be starting at Science In Sport (SIS). His role at Stance lived at the intersection of art and science, building campaigns that perform at the highest level while inspiring the human spirit. Rich is Co-Founder of insurance brand, Guevara, Board Member of Beco Pets and former Marketing Director of Amer sports (Wilson/ Salomon/ Bonfire/ Nikita).
“Very proud and honoured to be invited to support the Brandwave BrandLAB programme. Last year’s Blue Earth Summit was the highlight of the year. It was incredibly inspiring and awesome to be part of what is now such a seminal event in the calendar”.
Paul has devoted his life and career to sport and the outdoors. A relentless drive for progression coupled with a passion for outdoor sports give him the foundations to leap forwards. Paul has built iconic brands from household staples such as Wilson to mountain sport specialists Salomon, Arc’teryx and Fjallraven. He comes with a multitude of skills having held positions ranging from Head of Marketing to UK Managing Director.
“Joining Brandwave for BrandLAB at the Blue Earth Summit feels like the natural next step in our long journey… I’ve partnered with them for more than 15 years now and we’ve built some incredible campaigns together. We share a similar vision and mission to get more people enjoying the outdoors from snow-capped mountains to storm force seas and everything in between.”
Charlotte Pearce is a radically empathetic Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur, keynote speaker and CEO of Inkpact.com. She is on a mission to help brands be more human, and to change the way we think about customer and connection.
Charlotte has been invited to speak and influence corporates, governments, schools, charities, and even royal families spreading her message of good business is good business and helping people build brands and live a life they love.
About Inkpact: Inkpact is a tech business with a difference. Working with global brands like Sweaty Betty, Tiffany, Deliveroo and many more they have proven to drive sales, retention and lifetime value by sending triggered handwritten notes and gifts written by their scribe tribe of over 1,000 people globally.
“I’m delighted to be joining my good friends at Brandwave for BrandLAB at this year’s Blue Earth Summit. Last year’s Summit was a standout event and I’m really looking forward to meeting with the up and coming new brands of the future”.
Emily was instrumental in founding and establishing the European subsidiary of Snow Peak, Japan’s leading outdoor brand. In her role of Sales Director, Emily oversees business development and sales throughout the UK and Europe.
Originally from a fashion background, Emily appreciates good design and her camping adventures reflect her relaxed style. Often centred around a campfire she actively shares and promotes her love of camping and the outdoor lifestyle with others.
Emily believes that we all have duty to protect and preserve our natural resources and she cherishes time away from her screen enjoying the restorative power of nature.
BrewDog is the #1 craft beer in Europe and one of the fastest growing brands in the UK with several groundbreaking sustainability initiatives including The Lost Forrest. Tom leads the team responsible for ecommerce, digital marketing, product development and customer service for BrewDog’s international businesses.
Previously, Tom headed up Programming and Audience Development at Red Bull Media House. He was also a BAFTA award nominated film director at the BBC.